HBC admits defeat over the Local Plan and declares open season for builders

Given the two important items on the agenda of the Planning Policy Committee on February 22, those of us in the virtual public gallery had settled in for the long haul. We needn’t have bothered, the meeting closed barely an hour later. Why is this important to everybody?   If you’re new to this, take … Continue reading HBC admits defeat over the Local Plan and declares open season for builders

Stop Press ‘The Local Plan’: The Planning Inspector has spoken

“It is clear that the consultation did not comply with the Act and there is an unknown possibility that some party or parties could have been prejudiced. Consequently, there is a risk that the plan could be vulnerable to legalchallenge at adoption. The way to lessen this risk, by reducing the risk of prejudice, would … Continue reading Stop Press ‘The Local Plan’: The Planning Inspector has spoken

Consultation on changes to the pre-submission local plan is available for comment until December 17

The following video provides a useful (?) introduction to what is required of you here: Since the consultation on the Pre-Submission Plan at the beginning of 2019, Havant Borough Council have made a number of changes to the Plan which are now subject to public consultation. The consultation will mean that a consolidated plan can … Continue reading Consultation on changes to the pre-submission local plan is available for comment until December 17

Councillors to decide on Havant Borough Local Plan 2036

Havant Borough Council have today circulated details of the ‘Pre-submission’ version of the ‘Local Plan 2036’. The full text of the announcement is quoted below. (To open or download a copy of the full document, please scroll down to the bottom of this post and press the ‘Download’ button. ) The Havant Borough Local Plan … Continue reading Councillors to decide on Havant Borough Local Plan 2036

Local Plan 2036

The Civic Society are concerned about the proposal for house building on the green gaps between settlements across the Havant Borough and the lack of progress on building out on the brown field sites. We encourage interested readers to explore the full set of documents relating to the Local Plan at this page of the Havant Borough … Continue reading Local Plan 2036

Amazon – Analysis of the Planning Committee’s decision

Updated from original report of the meeting, February 4thUpdated , 19-2-2022, added final Conclusion The ‘Amazon’ disclaimer As the Planning Committee Meeting was reminded on February 3rd, there is still no official statement identifying the intended occupier for the 32 New Lane site. The two planning applications for that site have been considered “for what … Continue reading Amazon – Analysis of the Planning Committee’s decision

The Portsmouth Water and Southern Water plans to tear up Havant, beginning in 2022

[Updated January 7, 2022: Minutes of PW/Bosmere Medical Centre meeting now available on Planning Portal] This post gives an update on three major water utility projects which will be digging up the streets and fields near you in the coming months and years. The Havant based water utility companies both have major new development programmes … Continue reading The Portsmouth Water and Southern Water plans to tear up Havant, beginning in 2022